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05-11-2003, 12:52 AM
My mates and i have recently started our own water cooling methods.

We have bought a block of aluminium to use as the CPU block, and drill 3 holes through the centre of it... and attach rubber tubing and a fountain pump :).
We are going to have to buy a proper radiator... but we shall see what this all leads us. Lol, its fun.

I may post some pictures here when we get some.

Also, there are a few debates atm about watercooling v air cooling.
watercooling is tops if you have the mechanisms from fridges (miniture ones)

skip to my lou
05-11-2003, 09:27 AM
Never tried water cooling before. Might need it this summer :)

05-11-2003, 09:33 PM

I do believe that custom water cooling is quite an art within itself.

08-11-2003, 11:20 PM
How do you keep the actual case waterproof when you suspend the system in water? And how do you access the drives etc?

skip to my lou
08-11-2003, 11:25 PM
lol, actually its just a unit on the CPU that holds the water.

11-11-2003, 11:13 PM
it is??

thats why the mo-board kept on shorting out and dieing.

Thanks for the info!

:D :D :rolleyes:

12-11-2003, 11:52 AM
Oh really? Because I've heard of people suspending the entire case, though they are largely very experienced with all aspects of the process. I've been sent pictures of glass cases with a reinforced waterproof recess at front and back for drive and port access. Apparently some people even keep fish in them!

12-11-2003, 12:10 PM
Annex: What are the risks of water cooling? And how do you overcome them?

18-03-2004, 09:41 PM
We are all amateurs. Many years ago one of the main frame manufacturers turned each case into a miniature refrigerator with the refrigerant flowing through the case.